Istaria kicks off Halloween early with a community contest

It makes sense, sort of, that in an MMO where you can dress up as a dragon year-round that Halloween might be a favored holiday. In any case, Istaria is certainly getting the jump on the ghosts and ghouls of the fall holiday by staging a fall festival contest right now.

Players are being encouraged to put their artistic skills to work with the theme of “things that go bump in the night.” Short stories, mural designs, and mask paintings are all needed, and it sounds like the team might incorporate the best of these into the fall festival itself. The winners will get a special title and perhaps something more.

The contest will run through September 16th, with the winners declared on September 30th. Curious what this MMO’s been up to over the past year? We recently investigated what’s been happening with Istaria and found out a few interesting results.

Source: Fall Festival Contest. Thanks, Aywren!
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camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Oh i used to have a chaos warrior back when it was called Horizons.

Such a great class.

Sometimes you did one point of damage sometime you did a thousand.

And STILL, the only mmo which lets you play a damn dragon.

It boggles the mind.

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It had a few interesting ideas, but it really pales to what they originally had in mind. I was head over heels for the original class lineup. Not much of that concept made it. If my memory serves me, the guy with all the ideas had the rug pulled out from under his feet and it was rushed out the door. Its never really recovered or made any last mark on the industry.

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Vaeris
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Vaeris

Yep, certainly one of those “If it had only made it with it’s original ideas” it would likely be more popular than it is today. Too many “dudes” with business degrees with more leverage than liberal arts majors that have actually played dungeon & dragons, and not hack-n-slash D&D but one with an actual story, factions, and motivations of the non-combat variety.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Yah I think there was a thing where races would be discovered and unlocked. Like the sprite race after a massive effort to build some sort of tunnel into their homeland.

It also didn’t help that it required way to much graphics for the time.

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Darthbawl

Oh yeah, that tunnel was a blast to build. I remember our guild spending hours at a time with 10-20 people hauling stuff back and forth.

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Castagere Shaikura

I have to admit i really like this old game. The small community is really loyal and friendly. I have a baby dragon and joined a guild of 80 players the oldest being 60+ old grand parents that play with there grand child.

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